Student Organizations

Funding Requests

Bear Grants

The purpose of Bear Grant funding is to contribute to the basic financial sustainability of student organizations so that organizations may be able to participate in events and perform activities, which are vital to their function.

Seed Money

Seed Money contributes to the financial stabilization in the early stages of new student organizations.

Special Funding

The purpose of Special Funding is to assist organizations in paying for expenses, which may not necessarily be funded by Bear Grants. Such expenses include, but are not limited to costly campus-wide events and unforeseen expenses. Special Funding is considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, is highly competitive, and is open to all organizations at Mercer University.

Conference and Lodging Funding

Conference & Lodging funding subsidizes registration and entry fees for student organizations in conferences and competitions. It contributes to alleviate the related financial burden of lodging expenses. Conference & Lodging Funding must benefit the student body in some meaningful way, such as providing training, networking opportunities, education, or promotion of the university.

Food Funding

Student organizations may request consideration to fund food for an event directly from the Student Government Association if: (1) the event is open to the entire campus and (2) the food serves a clear educational and/or cultural purpose as evaluated and approved by the Student Government Association.

New Student Organizations

Mercer University hosts over 150 active student organizations. If you are interested in forming a new organization, our Organizational Affairs Committee will help you through the process. For a list of the current organizations on campus, please visit the Office of Campus Life's website for a comprehensive list.